Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes: History, Media and Change; Mobilities, Communities and In/securities; Heritage and Wellbeing; Language, Culture and Belonging.

Research Themes

History media and change

History, media and change

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Mobilities, communities and In/securities

Mobilities, communities and in/securities

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Language, culture and belonging

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Heritage and well-being

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Recent Highlights

Recent Centre ARC Success:

ARC Discovery Projects for 2021 awarded to Professor Cliff Goddard and Professor Tanya Smith with a third grant awarded to Dr Jillian Huntley for an application administered by ANU.

ARC Future Fellowship awarded to Professor Tanya Smith for her project "Illuminating behavioural and environmental influences on human development" valued at over $1,000,000.

A huge congratulations to Centre Member Andrea Jalandoni on being awarded a 2020 Humanities Travelling Fellowship for her project "Lost and Found Chamorro Cultural Heritage: Using Lidar to Find Archaeological Sites on Guam, Marianas uses lidar, a remote sensing technique, to assess existing archival research, acquire and analyse new lidar data, and conduct fieldwork in the Mariana islands to verify potential archaeological sites". Read more here

Upcoming events

History Seminar Series Returns in 2021

Our History Seminar Series will return on Friday March 5th at midday. Click here for more details now.


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